Archive for the ‘Chemical Engineering’ Category

From the laboratory to the lavatory – developing fake poo could save thousands of lives

Researchers at the University of Bath are developing laboratory-created poo in order to improve sanitation in developing countries.

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics

New ‘water fingerprinting’ technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city’s water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” such as E. coli, and enabling authorities to monitor the overall health of the public.

New water ‘finger printing’ tech

Prof. Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern is leading a project to develop an innovative water profiling system

Delivering freshwater experts

Freshwater doctoral training will train future leaders to address the problems facing freshwater sustainability

University alliance awarded £2m to deliver the next generation of freshwater experts

The University of Bath is part of the UK’s first freshwater doctoral training programme which will train future leaders with the skills necessary to address the complex challenges facing freshwater sustainability.

Volunteering at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

CSCT student Suzy Wallace blogs about her experience of helping at The Summer Science Exhibition.

CSCT expert comments on water research

Antoine Buchard, Whorrod Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, discusses Carnegie Mellon research paper that has been published in Green Chemistry.

Home is where clean water flows

Vicky De Groof, CSCT student, blogs about her experience at the 5th IWA Young Water Professionals BeNeLux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) conference.

Algae farms to offer a cheaper, renewable solution to cleaning wastewater

A collaborative research project between the University of Bath and Wessex Water is investigating using algae as a natural and sustainable way to treat wastewater.

European Materials Research Society meeting: Two years on!

Suzy Wallace {postgrad student) is working towards her PhD on 'Overcoming the efficiency bottleneck of metal sulfide solar cells' with Professor Aron Walsh, Professor Chris Bowen and Professor Mark Weller.

Over 200 gather for successful 8th CSCT Summer Showcase

Organised by PhD students, the annual CSCT Summer Showcase brought together academics, students and industrial representatives from around the world, to participate in talks, panel discussions, polls, ignite talks on this year's theme of circular economy.

International collaboration to address the challenge of poor drinking water in Mexico

People living in Mexico could soon benefit from a new international collaboration to secure clean drinking water in the country.

Video: Making biodegradable plastic from sugar & fizz

Scientists in the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new, much safer way of making BPA-free biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide.

University develops new cheap, sustainable water treatment devices for developing countries

A multi-disciplinary research project at the University of Bath hopes to develop an efficient, portable and low cost continuous treatment system for contaminated drinking water for poor rural communities in developing countries.

Bath hosts international hydrogen workshop

The University of Bath recently hosted hydrogen systems experts from across the world for a two-day workshop

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose

Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

260 young water professionals come to Bath for three events

For researchers at the start of their career in water, Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.

The Young Water Professionals movement comes to Bath

For someone at the start of their career in water, the University of Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.